Seventeen individuals and six businesses were charged for violating regulations against the spread of Covid in the 24 hours leading up to 6am on Sunday.

According to a police spokesman, this was after 1,912 checks were carried out islandwide.

In Nicosia from 565 checks, 10 people were fined while in Limassol after 165 checks no-one was charged.

In Larnaca three people were fined after 361 checks were carried out.

A further six were charged in Paphos after 152 checks were carried out, while in Famagusta 387 checks saw four people fines.